Jalen Rose Predicts Mavericks’ Luka Doncic Will Win MVP

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks.


Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks.

The Dallas Mavericks are gearing up for another deep playoff run. After reaching the Western Conference Finals last season, they will aim to go even further next year. And so far this offseason, they’ve made some solid moves in order to inch toward that goal.

Despite losing Jalen Brunson to the New York Knicks, they’ve found other ways to improve. Dallas traded for big man Christian Wood and handed center JaVale McGee a three-year deal. But as great as those contracts could end up being, there’s nothing more critical to Dallas’ success than the continued improvement of Luka Doncic.

Each and every season, Doncic has found new ways to improve. He’s already one of the best players in the world, but he’s also only 23 years old. And according to former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose, Doncic should be the favorite to win the MVP award this season.

“You see videos of him training and based on that do not be surprised if he balls the way he balled last year in the playoffs,” Rose said on the August 8 edition of ESPN’s Jalen & Jacoby. “I don’t know what Vegas says, but he’s in pole position for winning MVP this year.”